Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cobalt Glass

16 x 12 oil on Ampersand board with natural pine frame, $200
I've always loved colored glass. My grandmother Mary LaRue always had colored bottles lined up on a window sill: cranberry, cobalt, red, green. Her whole house was painted and decorated in gorgeous Victorian colors that remind me now of Vuillard's palette. So when I got older and saw cobalt glasses for sale I knew I had to have some. Since then I've run across old wine bottles in the same blue. And here they are on a linen tablecloth in the sunshine, with a little Becker Vineyards cabernet. This painting will be in an upcoming show at Ross and Co. Salon in Austin, TX.

7 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I just love your palette here, Camille. There is something so relaxing and I suspect it is the color combination as well as the thought of wine. I also really love the composition so this is a very pretty piece to my eyes!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

So glad you like it, Sherry, thank you!

suzannepaints said...

Lovely tribute to your grandmother! Beautiful painting.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thanks, Suzanne! I've been thinking about what you said about trying to discover the secret to luminosity. That is a worthy pursuit for sure and one I also have on my list!

Pattie Wall said...

Very luminescent (sp?)I love colored glass sets - my aunt collected 'amber' glass. I love these cobalts! Nice job on the elipses.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you so much, Pattie!

Weekend Abstrait said...

cette composition me plait par la brillance donnée aux reflets du verre! superbe Camille!